Application of a Clinical Practice Guideline for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis in a Multi-Setting, Multi-Discipline Rehabilitation Facility
Objectives: A retrospective look at 2 different cases with implementation of a MS specific clinical practice guideline in transition through a multi-setting, multi-discipline rehabilitation to highlight consistency of practice and continuum of care for persons with MS.
Methods: Two patients with a MS diagnosis were chosen to highlight the application of the MS CPG across levels of care and disciplines. Services utilized by these cases include in-patient rehabilitation, out-patient rehabilitation, medical psychology, and fitness/wellness. Included are outcome measures that were taken at each admit/transition to next step of care and treatment interventions as each patient transitioned through their continuum of care.
Results: Case summaries.
Conclusions: Through the application of a CPG, the patients discussed received excellent outcomes and were able to make an appropriate transition through the rehabilitation spectrum, into a long term fitness program for independent management of their condition. Even with a heterogeneous patient population, consistency of practice and continuum of care is important in overall health and well-being of persons living with MS.